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Journal of Mississippi HistorySince 1939 the Journal of Mississippi History has been publishing lively and engaging articles by distinguished scholars on the history of the state, the Lower Mississippi Valley, and the South. Topics range from Native Americans and prehistoric archaeology to the Territorial years, from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. Each issue also contains book reviews and news of people and events in the Mississippi history community.

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Vol. 75, No. 2—Summer 2013                                                                 

Runaway Slave Advertisements in Mississippi: Violence and Dominion

By Matthew Germenis

  • I Was an Estray by Douglas B. Chambers
  • Contested Space: Mississippi Runaway Slave Advertisements, Violence, and the Body, by Eve Wade
  • Carrying the Tools for Freedom: Negotiating the Environments of Mississippi in Slavery and Escape, by Matthew Greer
  • Social Geography of Interstate Escape: Runaway Slaves from Louisiana in Mississippi, 1800–1860, by John Mangipano
  • Pathways of Escape: The Interstate Slave Trade and Runaway Slaves in Mississippi, by Kevin Grubbs
  • Absconded: Enslaved Women, Escape, and Mississippi Runaway Slave Advertisements, by Lynn A. Cowles
  • Claims to Freedom: Slave Resistance and Southern Indian Identity, 1820–1850, by Alice Ivas
  • “As White a Servant as Any in the State”: Near-White Mississippi Runaways, 1800–1860, by Shane Hand
  • The Accidental Slave Narratives, by Mary Niall Mitchell
  • Mississippi’s Runaway Landscape: Source and Substance, by Joshua D. Rothman


Journal of Mississippi History
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H.T. Holmes, Editor-in-chief
Elbert R. Hilliard, Editor-in-chief Emeritus
Dennis Mitchell, Editor
Chris Goodwin, Managing Editor

Sandra Boyd, Genealogical Editor
Jennifer Ford, Bibliographical Editor
Robert Luckett, Book Review Editor
Charles Westmoreland, News and Notices Editor

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